Meet “The Morrison” – the highly anticipated collection of 40 London-inspired West Coast Modern townhomes in North Vancouver

 

 

Morrison

Built by the award-winning Haebler Group, presale of The Morrison starts on November 19, 2017.

The Morrison features one to four bedroom homes adjacent to the newly expanded Moodyville Park and entrance to the Spirit Trail, many with private rooftop decks with stunning views. All homes feature private walk-up entrances and were crafted to embrace the North Shore’s coveted indoor-outdoor lifestyle with generously sized patios, decks and vehicle-free courtyards.

With 5 one-bedroom, 15 two-bedroom, and 20 three or four bedroom homes, every one of The Morrison’s meticulously crafted homes has something unique to offer. Gorgeous kitchens, many with 8 or 9-foot islands boast high-end integrated Bosch appliance’s, expansive quartz countertops and backsplash, wide-plank white oak hardwood floors, as well as sleek cabinetry that can be customized to your personal style with three designer colour schemes.

One Bedrooms starting from $569,000

Two Bedrooms starting from $898,000

Three or Four Bedroom Homes starting from $1,498,000

Morrison_Edited1

The homes at The Morrison are being built by the award-winning Haebler Group to rigorous standards and are registered under the LEED Gold building program with aims to reduce energy consumption while providing superior comfort and quiet for your enjoyment.

Plus, Moodyville, Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver new masterplanned (recently re-zoned) community just minutes from Lower Lonsdale – 12 minutes to downtown via seabus. Adjacent to $2.5 revitalization of Moodyville Park and entrance to the Spirit Trail. The Spirit Trail when complete will run from Deep Cove to Horseshoe Bay.

SALES START NOVEMBER 19, 2017. VISIT THE MORRISON FOR MORE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION.

 

Luxury Brokers Visit Two River Green

Last month Luxury Brokers from across North America visited Macdonald Realty in Vancouver for the Luxury Portfolio fall workshops. During their stay they visited the River Green Presentation Centre in Richmond, a new luxury master planned community encompassing 27 acres of river shoreline. Canada’s most significant waterfront community and Richmond’s most impressive luxury development. Designed and built with the finest materials and craftsmanship, each residence offers the ultimate in luxurious living along the Fraser River. The prestigious waterfront location embraces stunning panoramic vistas of the Gulf Islands, North Shore Mountains and the Vancouver skyline. Visit the Two River Green website for more details.

rivergreen1__normal

 

rivergreen2__normal

 

rivergreen3__normal

$94K micro condo in Surrey attracts hordes of home buyers | Platinum Project Marketing

Macdonald Realty Estate Group’s project marketing team, Platinum Project Marketing had a busy Saturday, launching sales on Evolve, a new condo development in Surrey, which Developer WestStone Properties said sold 300 condos worth about $70 million in a frenzied 90 minute rush.

Read on for the full story as reported by The Huffington Post.

o-SURREY-EVOLVE-CONDOS-570

Photo from The Huffington Post

—–

Surrey Condo Sales: Hundreds Line Up For Chance To Buy $94,000 Micro-Units

The opportunity to buy a brand-new condo for under $100,000 in Metro Vancouver’s sizzling real estate market brought hundreds of people to a Surrey sales centre on Saturday.

Prospective buyers stood in line for hours to buy into the 35-storey Evolve concrete tower. A big draw were the micro suites, starting at 316 sq. ft. and $93,900.

Twin brothers and WHL players, Connor and Curtis Honey, drove up from Edmonton to be the first people in line at 4 a.m. for the opening day of sales. They snapped up one of the 80 micro condos.

“It is pretty small, but I think there’s ways to work around it and maximize the space,” Curtis Honey told CTV News.

Developer WestStone Properties said 300 condos worth about $70 million were sold in a frenzied 90 minutes Saturday.

The majority of Evolve’s 406 units are priced at less than $250,000.

The condo project’s marketers, Platinum Project Marketing, also credited the high-tech sales presentation, including holograms and augmented reality, for drumming up interest. (Watch video above.)

Evolve is scheduled to be finished in 2018. It’s one of several new towers in Surrey’s developing West Village.

With about 1,000 people moving to Surrey every month, the city is forecast to become B.C.’s biggest by 2041.

Investing in New Construction

Investing in new construction can be rewarding and hurtful at the same time. Let’s examine some of the benefits and deterrents of buying that brand new home.

Benefits

Everything is new
If you like shiny things and clean corners, new construction cannot be beat

Prices can be promotional
Getting into a new development with early bird or promotional pricing can help you gain financial ground in the real estate market

Developer incentives
The Developer may offer incentives for buying one of their products, such as memberships to certain clubs or business’, additional appliances or upgrades, etc.

New technology
Your building will be made of the latest and greatest advancements in construction and design

Support staff with development
Onsite development staff will be constantly at the development for the first few weeks. This is the time to let them know of any problems, while they are easy to track down

New home warranty
The new home warranty covers all new homes built in British Columbia. You get 2 years on labour and materials (some limits apply), 5 years on the building envelope and 10 years on structure. It’s the strongest construction defect insurance in Canada.

Deterrents

High rentals
Most new developments these days have a very high rental rate due to changes in our fluctuating real estate market. Renters are associated with taking poor care of the property and having a lower level of respect for the occupants. Most new developments would have no restrictions on the amount of rentals

Unestablished strata
The strata council can change and implement changes altering bylaws manipulating your resale audience

Cost can be speculative
Buying a new property at tomorrows prices have burned many people in the last 10 years, disabling them to sell at a profit or even break even

Prices are non negotiable
Developers tend to avoid price haggling at all costs. The price is usually the price

Contracts written by the developer, for the developer
Any contract you sign from a sales office was written by a very educated and determined legal team to protect all aspects of the developers behind. These contracts are heavily weighted for the developers benefit only.

Floating completion and possession dates
Your move in date can be pushed back typically, not fully ensuring an exact move in date

HST
Got to love those taxes. Similar to buying a new car and driving it off the lot, 12% HST is difficult to recover short term

Immediate resale complications
Many developments do not want to compete to sell remaining properties if you choose to sell your unit in the early stages as well. If you have purchased and decided to move, there may be restrictions on how you are able to market your property, or you may even have to pay the developer a portion of your sales money as a penalty.

When purchasing a new home, it is critical to include the involvement of me, your REALTOR®. By reviewing the contract for unfair terms or conditions, providing you with a real time market value, proper pricing forecasting, and ensuring you do not overpay, you can avoid many of the deterrents listed above. Investing in a new development can be rewarding, if done correctly and well-researched.

Blog post provided by Darin Germyn Personal Real Estate Corporation, a REALTOR® with Macdonald Realty in South Surrey / White Rock.   Visit Darin’s blog at Germyn.ca  

The Luxury Kitchens of Harbour Green Place

The Luxury Residential towers that make up “Harbour Green Place” offer the cutting edge in Modern Luxury Living. From the highest end material to the latest in Technology, Amenity & Services. The Harbour Green Towers are the pinnacle of Luxury High End Condominium Living, in Downtown Vancouver’s Water Front neighbourhood of Coal Harbour.

The centre of most homes is the kitchen and this is one place that the homes of Harbour Green Place definitely excel! Each Harbour Green address has been outfitted with kitchens from the world renowned Italian design house from Snaidero. From One Harbour Green (completed 2006) to Two harbour Green (completed 2008) & Three Harbour Green (Completed 2012), each Snaidero kitchen is the new & improved updated model. Offering the newest in design, form & feature to the newest owners of the Harbour Green Trilogy. As you will see below, every tower offers a timeless Kitchen design by Snaidero. However you will see the changes in details from one building to another, outlining how cooking & entertaining expectations have changed over the years.

———

Blog post provided by Jay McInnes Personal Real Estate Corporation, a REALTOR® with Macdonald Realty in Downtown Vancouver.  Visit his website jaymcinnes.com  for more information. 

New Condo Towers Proposed for Rogers Arena Crosstown Neighbourhood

Rogers Arena is in for an addition…. The proposal is on the table and just waiting to be approved. My opinion is positive on this as I believe any neighbourhood growth is a good thing. The more condos that are built, the more people that will join the community. The more people that join the community, the more businesses and amenities that will follow.

The Aquilini Group are the team behind this new proposed addition to the Crosstown Vancouver neighbourhood. There are 3 new towers proposed directly around & attached to Rogers Arena. The proposal on each of these towers ranges from 26 floors to 32 floors in height. Two of the three proposed Crosstown towers will offer a mixed use of both Office Space & Residential units. The third tower is offering strictly Residential Condos.

The Team at Aquilini Developments are also trying to achieve LEED Gold status on each of their 3 new proposed towers. To try and achieve this LEED Gold status The developments will offer Green Roofs, Green Walls and will use these aspects to harvest rainwater for toilet flushing etc.

———

Blog post provided by Jay McInnes Personal Real Estate Corporation, a REALTOR® with Macdonald Realty in Downtown Vancouver.  Visit his website jaymcinnes.com  for more information. 

New Condo Development in Vancouver’s Chinatown

Have you been to Chinatown recently?  For some time, Chinatown seemed to be on the verge of fading into the horizon as another forgotten area of Vancouver downtown.  I rarely ventured there for dim sum, nor have I purchased anything in the stores.  The obvious choice for the real Chinese experience was beginning to be Richmond.   With that mentality I was pleasantly surprised at the new restaurant Bao Bei on Keefer. An area in Chinatown is becoming a pretty hip place with interesting art galleries, a new club and new condominiums, like the development on Pender St., pictured.

Talk about possibilities around Chinatown.  There are serious discussions about removing both the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts.  The Vancouver Police building on Main will be rebuilt in the next few years according to the latest news.  Suddenly we have plenty of land to recycle and reuse around Chinatown to revitalize the area.

Chinatown may become a desirable place to live in the very near future.

—-

Blog post provided by Aki Li Foster, a REALTOR® with Macdonald Realty in West Vancouver.   Visit her website at akilifoster.com for more information.